Honors Evolution (S318).--This is a four-credit, honors course in evolutionary biology. Topics include basic quantitative genetics, basic population genetics, life-history theory, evolution of sexual reproduction, sexual selection, mutation-selection balance, genetic load, evolution of social behavior, correlated responses to selection, speciation, macroevolution, molecular evolution, and phylogenetic reconstruction.
This course is an integrated
lecture/lab course that meets three times per week. It is
also an intensive writing course. Students get individualized
attention and direct feedback from the instructors on technical
writing in biology. (Intensive writing courses at IU are
restricted to 25 students.)
I alternate teaching
this course with Dr. Emilia Martins. I will teach the
course again in the Fall semester of 2014.
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